Search Results: "Brad Tyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"In lesser hands, such a story could be maudlin or gimmicky, but Tyer's evocative prose of quiet melancholy and gentle humor avoids such pitfalls."
Journalist Tyer deftly weaves memoir and reportage in a tale of the reclamation of a river and the failed reclamation of a father's love. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not perfect, but collections in need of more Anderson will welcome this. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In a new retelling of Anderson's tale of a tiny girl traded from frog to bug to rodent, adaptor and illustrator Sneed creates a lush, Lilliputian world of jewel-eyed insects and gargantuan flowers. Read full book review >

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DEPUTY HARVEY AND THE ANT COW CAPER by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"There'll be no problem corralling little dogies for this caper. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Think the Old West is gone? Read full book review >

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PICTURE A LETTER by Brad Sneed
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2001

"O for original and offbeat. (Alphabet picture book. 3-7)"
An entrancingly designed alphabet book that will keep young (and old) peering at and poring over it for a long time. Read full book review >

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LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A hushed, meditative tribute to the nearly forgotten value of living off the land."
Novelist Kessler (Birds in Fall, 2006, etc.) chronicles the time he and his wife spent among dairy goats in rural Vermont. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"A welcome addition to baseball history, especially given that Flood's battle is now all but unknown."
A readable study of baseball's bad old days, when owners kept players on short leashes and superstars made only $100,000. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 5, 1976

"Steiger's message is harmless and possibly constructive, but his informants will try the patience even of devotees."
In this latest outreach, Steiger presents ideas given to him "during the time-out-of-time" he spent with the Egyptian goddess Sekmet. Read full book review >

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LICK CREEK by Brad Kessler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2001

"Lick Creek does as much justice to its time and place as it does to its vivid cast. Still, the star turn unquestionably belongs to the fiercely independent Emily, with her bittersweet and eloquently told story."
Children's author Kessler's first adult novel, set in West Virginia in the late '20s, talks of love, hate, and other powerful things. Read full book review >

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THE LIONS OF LUCERNE by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Screenplay prose."
Debut thriller from the host of PBS's Traveling Lite proves its own title. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2013

"Valuable environmental insight—a conservationist's delight."
Lancaster's (Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, 2007, etc.) combination reference manual, how-to guide and environmental manifesto offers a wealth of information about "water stewardship" for gardens, landscaping and everyday household use. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 16, 1998

"Always agreeable, but Leithauser's modest passions seldom compel."
The fourth collection by the novelist (The Friends of Freeland, 1997, etc.) and MacArthur fellow demonstrates the same formal fluidity and clarity of expression as his previous books. Read full book review >